I made a
very simple cabbage roll recipe from a book that was given to me by a
dear old friend. This book has some good pictures, information about
holidays and step by step instructions to make authentic food. You can
check with the Ukrainian Women's association of Canada to get a copy of this book. This recipe is from their book. Try it and you will want the book.
My friend also gave me the table cloth which we use when we have Ukrainian food.
Holubtsi (Cabbage Rolls)
4 cups of water 1 t salt 1/2 t pepper
2 cups of rice 4 T oil
Cook rice in water according to package instructions, slightly underdone. Sauté the onion in the oil, until transparent. Add the onion to the rice mixture. Stir. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat.
1/2 lb ground beef 1 medium onion chopped
4 T oil
Brown hamburger and onion in oil. Add the browned hamburger to the rice, mix well and then make the rolls.
To prepare cabbage:
1 medium-sized cabbage
1 T vinegar
Remove core from cabbage. Place cabbage in boiling water to cover. Simmer the cabbage long enough for the leaves to become limp and be easily removed from the head itself. Do not overcook. Remove the leaves from the water, remove the hard center part of the leaf. The cabbage leaves are now ready to use.
Place a spoonful of rice and meat mixture on the leaf. Roll tightly, closing the ends as you roll each cabbage roll. Place cabbage rolls in a 2-quart casserole.
3/4 cup tomato juice or
3/4 - 1 cup tomato soup, diluted with 1/2 cup water
When baking you may pour tomato juice, stewed tomatoes or tomato soup over the cabbage rolls. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Yield: 20 30 rolls.